Appalachian Trail Unicoi Gap to Dicks Creek Gap

Helen, Georgia

Appalachian Trail: Unicoi Gap to Dicks Creek Gap Professional Review and Guide

"This section of the AT is strenuous only in spots, but it’s a long haul, so it’s best as a two-or three-day trip. Along the trail there are several clearings where you can camp, or you can spend the night at the Tray Mountain Shelter or Deep Gap Shelter, both of which have nearby water sources. An early climb leads to great views of Yonah Mountain, and the scenery is excellent as you proceed to Indian Grave Gap.

The trail climbs to Tray Mountain, the AT’s highest point in Georgia at 4430 feet, and then enters the Tray Mountain Wilderness. Here, you’ll encounter brief climbs, ridge walks, and several gaps before dropping into Addis Gap, which is another good place to camp. As you approach Powell Mountain, look for a side trail that leads to an excellent overlook. From Powell Mountain the trail drops easily to Dicks Creek."

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Trail Information

Helen
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
16.1
Distance
5,165 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
8–10 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S. Forest Service, Blue Ridge District; Georgia Appalachian Trail Club; and Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Local Contacts
Appalachian Trail Conservancy S. North Carolina/Georgia map set, USGS 7.5-minute Neels Gap
Local Maps
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Jun 2018